Welcome To Our Swim Program

Our Program

We have been teaching children to swim since 1986.  Our curriculum includes 5 levels of advancement. The first three focus on teaching swimmers to be safe in and around the water and the last two focus on a swimmer's stroke development.  When all 5 levels are complete, a student becomes a certified Safe N Sound Swimmer. All of our instructors have been trained and certified in our own Swim Instructor Certification program

1-on-1 Lessons

Private lessons allow us to tailor each lesson to your child’s needs.  Lessons are 15 minutes in length, which works well for children and their attention span and fatigue level.  All lessons are taught in a nurturing way that builds self-esteem and confidence. Our methods make swimming and survival muscle memory and effortless. A Safe N Sound Swimmer will instinctively know how to roll onto their back and float when necessary. A swimmer floating on their back enables them to rest, breathe and call for help giving parents precious time to rescue them. 

Flexible Scheduling

Each lesson is 1-on-1 so there is no need to arrange your schedule around a class. Simply select a day and time that works for you and your swimmer will begin to advance through our program.

Warm & Friendly

Our staff is friendly, and our pool is a warm 88 degrees. Also, we offer a complementary towel service and keep extra bathing suits available if you forget yours at home.

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Client Comments

"My kids enjoy their swim lessons and show improvement from one week to the next."

"Wonderful staff and fabulous swim lessons. "

"Great instructors, very knowledgeable. While it's a drive for us to get to, my child's progress in the water says it all. Bonus not having to get in the water with the kiddos."

"Easy scheduling, friendly and quick assistance. The teachers are fantastic with all levels and personalities. Great place to

learn to swim!"

Our Levels of Progression

 

Seahorse

Sea Turtle

Seal

Water Safety (The S Levels)

The 3 Water Safety levels are identified by three sea creatures, Seahorse, Sea Turtle and Seal.

We call these the 3 "S Levels." We like to think that S stands for Safety in addition to they all start with the letter S. The skill focus for the S levels is learning how to become comfortable in the water and provide the swimmer with the skills to hand situations where they may be alone or in deep water. 

Seahorse

Seahorse swimmers are just beginning in our program. They begin to learn the building blocks of swimming. Skills developed in this level include:

  • Comfortable putting eyes in the water

  • Breath control

  • Arm reaches

  • Leg kicks introduction

  • Back float basics

 

Sea Turtle

Once a swimmer has learned these building blocks they advance to the next level. As a Sea Turtle, swimmers learn to move through the water developing skills such as:

 

  • Freestyle stroke basics.

  • Flipovers - Safe N Sound's unique technique of moving from a resting back float to a freestyle position.

  • Launches from the wall

  • Rescue basic - how to safely help a fellow swimmer struggling in the water

  • Deep End introduction 

 

Seal 

Once a swimmer becomes proficient in the Sea Turtle skills, they advance to the Seal level. As a Seal, a swimmer completes the safety essentials that include:

  • Rollbacks - Safe N Sound's unique technique of swimming and resting moving from free style swimming to floating.

  • Backstroke - learn the backstroke swim stroke

  • Deep End intermediate skills such as kneeling dives.

 

Certified Safe Swimmer

After passing the first three levels, swimmers are given water safety tests that includes jumping into the water fully clothed. This provides the swimmer with the very real sensation of swimming while clothed such as if they were to fall overboard or off a dock. Once this test is passed, a swimmer is now considered a Certified Safe Swimmer.

Dolphin

Whale

Stroke Development

The final 2 swim levels focus on developing the swimmer's technique and endurance. 

Dolphin

Dolphin swimmers have mastered the water safety basics, becoming a Certified Safe Swimmer. They will now focus more on developing the strength, stamina, and techniques for proper swim strokes such as:

  • Freestyle (side breathing)

  • Breaststroke

  • Standing dives

  • Beginner Butterfly skills

Once the dolphin swimmer has become proficient with these skills, they complete the dolphin level and advance to a Whale swimmer.

Whale

Whale swimmers are nearly finished with the Safe N Sound Swimming’s curriculum. Whale swimmers are working on advanced skills which prepare them for competitive and long-distance swimming as well life guarding. Skills gained at the Whale level include:

  • Intermediate and Advanced Butterfly

  • Treading water

  • Competitive starts and flip turns

  • Advanced technique for Backstroke, Freestyle, and Breaststroke

  • Distance swimming in a group including circle swimming

  • Endurance building by isolating certain stroke elements (i.e. kicks with kick board, side breathing with one arm etc)

  • Stroke development and refinement. 

Certified Safe N Swimmer

After passing all 5 levels a swimmer becomes a Certified Safe N Sound Swimmer. Many of our swimmers go on to join competitive swim teams, play water polo, or become certified lifeguards. Most importantly, they know how to be safe and enjoy the water.